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Circuit Court Applies Rigorous Class-Certification Standards

Date: 01/22/09

Source: The New York Law Journal. Reprinted with permission.

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit ruled that a district court applied too lenient a standard in certifying a class in a chemical pricefixing case, joining other circuit courts in setting forth demanding class certification requirements. The Ninth Circuit ruled that a health care provider should have been permitted to try its claims that a brandname drug maker monopolized the market by defrauding the patent office.

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